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More volunteers

needed for upcoming

Food Drive

President of the Edson Food Bank Fred Kuzmic stands beside the
Food Drive map. The Food Bank is in need of more volunteers for the
Drive that takes place on May 17. photo Deanna Mitchener

by Deanna Mitchener volunteers to canvass. We have also
shortened a couple of areas that were
The Edson Food Bank Drive is set pretty large," said Kuzmic.
to take place on May 17 starting at 6 Wells said, "By this time last year
p.m. and operating until 9 p.m. Your we had volunteers all lined up and
help in supporting this event is greatly ready to go. But this year for some
needed and appreciated. reason people have not gotten back to
President of the Edson Food Bank me with confirmation that they will be
Fred Kuzmic, said, "We are low on helping for the Food Drive. It is
volunteers both for the Food Drive always so much nicer when you can
and to help at the Food Bank. We confirm ahead of time and know that
could easily use at least 12 more each area has been covered."
regular volunteers at the Food Bank Volunteers meet at the Food Bank
and we need more volunteers to go before heading out to collect
out into the community to gather donations of food. Once they are
items during the Food Drive." done they return to the Food Bank and
Luella Wells has been appointed as help stock shelves if time allows.
the volunteer coordinator for the Food Kuzmic said, "When we have
Bank. Luella will organize and ensure large bags of flour, rice, sugar, or
they have enough volunteers on days oatmeal and such they need to be
the Food Bank is open as well as for separated into smaller portions for
the upcoming Food Drive. either a single person or a family. That
The Food Bank needs at least six all takes time too, so our volunteers
volunteers per week which they do do a lot more than what meets the
not have right now. They need one eye," said Kuzmic. "We greatly
person to keep track of people coming appreciate all our wonderful
in, two people to look after the frozen volunteers and hope to have some
and fresh items, two to look after more join us in the near future."
bagging the canned goods, as well as For more information about
someone who can be available to becoming a volunteer at the Food
assist where needed. Bank or for the upcoming Food Drive
"Even with six volunteers the shifts call 780-723-1350.
can be very busy so we definitely A reminder when accessing the
could use more volunteers to join us. Food Bank's services to please try and
Luella has been looking after the Food get there between 9 a.m. and no later
Drive for a number of years now and than 10:30 a.m. so volunteers can
is great at organizing everyone into have your items bagged and ready to
their locations for canvassing. We go by the time they close at 11 a.m.
have 20 sections altogether that need

The Edson Legion Donation Chair Ron Coley and Poppy Chair Al
Cooper presenting student Chip Schwartz with an award for winning
the Remembrance Day poster contest at A.H Dakin on May 4.
photo Miranda L'Hirondelle
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